Personnel File local hires and promotions: Week of Oct. 14

Savannah Sipple
Savannah Sipple


Peoples Exchange Bank: Amy Sherrow has been named a retail lender II at the bank's 901 Richmond Road location. Heidi Shelly has been named a commercial lender III/branch manager at the 3101 Clays Mill Road branch.


Dinsmore: Kyle M. Melloan has joined the law firm. Melloan represented clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including breach of contract, employment discrimination defense, defamation, noncompetition and professional liability. Timothy R. Wiseman and Rebecca M. Wichard have joined the firm's Lexington office as fall associates.

Other Rose Douglass has been promoted to the position of regional director of SPMI Services. She has been with since 2002.

The Kentucky Foundation for Women: The following have been named to the board: Savannah Sipple of Beattyville currently resides in Lexington and is assistant professor of English and reading at Hazard Community and Technical College. Bree Pearsall of Louisville is Kentucky field coordinator for Provide, an organization that works to expand access to reproductive health care services. Sipple and Pearsall join a seven-member board that oversees KFW's finances, grant-making policies and practices, artist residency and retreat center, strategic planning and statewide outreach.

The Kroger Co.: Mike Purdum, vice president of retail operations, at Kroger's general office, has been promoted to vice president, operations for the Louisville division. The Louisville division, and a new Nashville division, will replace the current Mid-South division, which is based in Louisville. The Louisville Division will include 15,000 associates working in 98 stores in Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Illinois. Purdum joined Kroger in 1975 as a grocery clerk in Columbus, Ohio.

Prestress Services Industries: Theo Scripps has joined the company as vice president, project management. PSI is the largest fabricator of bridge products in the Midwest and a leading fabricator of structural precast and prestressed concrete components.

Trane Supply: Randy Cummins has transitioned from Harshaw Trane Service business leader to Trane Supply business leader. Randy joined Harshaw Trane in 2006.

Lexingon-Fayette Urban County Government: Aldona K. Valicenti has been named chief information officer. Valicenti served as the state's first CIO during the administration of Gov. Paul Patton.

Since then, Valicenti has served as vice president of consulting services at CGI, an international information technology firm, and as vice president of business development and strategy for Oracle Corp., the world's largest enterprise software company.

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